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the attorneys general of maryland and virginia joined 15 other states in asking the website to block its adult services section. today they got results. darcy spencer joins us in the studio now with more on this story. darcie? >> maryland's attorney general told me craigslist needed to take this action. it's a site where kids can trade be baseball cards, you can buy a couch and engauge in prostitution. and that's just wrong. when you go on the popular website craigslist, one feature is now gone, where he used to be able to click on adult services, it now says sensored. >> this is what we asked them to do. this is what we asked them to do. this is not a gray area. craigslist was being used as a medium, as a vehicle for people to commit illegal acts. >> craigslist removed the adult services section from the site two weeks after attorneys general from across the country demanded its removal. maryland attorney general is among 17 top prosecutors who wanted craigslist to stop offering an online brothel. >> on craigslist, there were literally women for sale. there was an online brothel going on. we
prosecutors in 17 states, including virginia and maryland, asked the classified website to block it. darcy spencer has more on the change that many are applauding. >> reporter: when you go on craigsli craigslist, one hefeature is go. >> this is the right thing to do. this is not a gray area. what was happening was craigslist was being used as a medium, as a vehicle for people to commit illegal acts. >> reporter: they removed the section from the site two weeks after attorneys general demanded its removal. doug is among 17 top trors who wanted craigslist to stop kaufrg what he called an online brothel. >> there were literally women for sale. it was an online brothel going on. we told craigslist, you have to stop this. this is facilitating crime. >>reporter: there have been numerous police investigations of victims who met their attackers on site. montgomery coun montgomery county firefighter met a 16-year-old girl who turned out to be an undercover officer. cathy lynn near told news 4, i am glad to hear the feature was removed. although there are many other places predators will look to exp
, for hundreds of virginia drivers trying to process their licenses. but at least the dmv is open. 14 virginia dmv offices will be open for business today from 1:00 to 5:00. a computer glitch late last month caused a backlog. 14 offices will also be open tomorrow between 8:00 and noon. you can see the full list at nbcwashington.com. give yourself extra time if you're riding metro's red line. the transit agency closed five stations so crews could work on the tracks. free shuttles can take you between the stations but the service could add an extra 40 minutes to your commute. we continue to follow a developing story out of new zealand this morning. a 7.1 magnitude earthquake ripped a new 11-foot-long fault line into the surface. it is a miracle no one was killed. only two people were injured. buildings have crumbled. the power and water supplies have now been restored. a state of emergency and curfew have been decleared amid concerns of falling debris. >> early indications are there was quite significant damage to private property but obviously it's right across the city. >> more than 60 aftersh
of homeland security saying it is time to tough end up. the supervisors chair cory stewart says virginia can't count on the feds. >> i don't expect dhs to do anything. they have shown no inclination to enforce the nation's immigration laws. they have shown no inclination to deport criminal illegal alien who pose a public safety hazard. >> people with rational sane minds need to take a deep breath. we are all very, very hurt and sorry that this happened. but this is not an immigration issue. that was a drunk driving issue. >> the order of nuns spoke out after the crash and told me directly on a fox 5 newscast that this tragedy should not be a form for the immigration debate. >>> virginia's dmv believes in ot this holiday weekend. they announced virginia's customer service centers will open tomorrow and on labour day. and there will also be extended hours next weekend to help process a backlog of license applications caused by a major computer glitch last week. photos taken of more than 4,000 customers could not be recovered after the malfunction so licences and ids could not be issued. >>> a
. coming up, major changes on craislist. open for the weekend. why more than a dozen virginia with -- virginia locations are open to the holiday. you could pay more >> you are watching abc 7 news at 11, on your side. >>> a massive cleanup is underway in new zealand after a powerful earthquake struck yesterday. the 7.1 quake hit near the southern city of christchurch. they are searching buildings to make sure no one is trapped. so far, no one has been found dead in the wreckage. rebuilding is expected to top $1 billion. >>> it is not the welcome tony blair expected at a book signing in ireland today. protesters gathered outside a dublin bookstore where the former prime minister came to sign his new memoir. some in the crowd threw shoes and eggs at blair while others scuffled with police. four were arrested. blair was not injured. protesters are upset with blair for his support of the iraq war. >>> craigslist removed its adult services section today. 17 state attorneys general had threatened to take >> list to court if they did not shut down the section. they argued the sight at
. northern virginia schools will welcome back more students than ever on tuesday morning with tighter budgets and salary freezes. read it in sunday's washington examiner. >>> still to come, an unexpected guest for a homeowner this weekend. how a pilot ended up on her roof. coming up on 9 news now. >>> whal the rest of the labor day weekend look like? forecast coming up next. >>> incredible hot summer and this is the prize what we're getting right now? >> yeah, unofficial end to summer. >> i would like to say goodbye to the summer. official hottest on record. it's nice to see temperatures struggling to get into the low to mid-80s. tomorrow they'll struggle to get to 80. i think we'll stay in the 70s. it's going to be crisp tomorrow morning. even colder as we get into monday morning. believe it or not, the national weather service is contemplating putting frost advisories in the highlands out to the west. that's autumn. 85 for a high today, after 91 yesterday. take a look at this. yes, that is a high. 79, and the sky conditions couldn't be better. clear, dry air. in fact, humidity today about 2
may be enjoying the long holiday weekend. but not workers at the dmv in virginia. a system glitch led to a failure and caused hundreds of renewal applications to pile up. 35,000 to 45,000 people were affected. now 14 service centers are open today, tomorrow and monday. the holiday hours are intended to help workers get through the backlog of applications. >>> the pre-season is over and that means the bench is getting a little lighter. the team is finding out who has got jobs if the coaching staff makes the final cuts to the roster today. lindsay murphy with what is out? >> maureen, the red skins made their cuts by 6 p.m. this evening but didn't release the roster moves until 7:40 p.m. so after playing the waiting game here is how the roster became the final 53 roster. willy parker is a 17 year vet who had 20 yards in three pre- season games. parker didn't show enough quickness to make the team. the other big name cut terrance austin who let the offense with ten catches, 146 yards and one td in the pre-season. austin was a 7th round pick this year. he could make the practice squad whic
a different customer's e-mail. >> i don't know why this is coming to me but my name is not virginia black. >> reuben's e-mail contained a receipt for a product he didn't buy. the purchase was made in michigan by a woman he didn't know by the name of virginia black. right away reuben figured the worst. >> you know, identity theft. somebody took my card. and somebody making purchases on my card in my name. >> reuben called best buy and the store assured him nobody used his company. they said they would find out why and put a stop to it. however, that was only the beginning. >> i received e-mail after e-mail after e-mail after e-mail after e-mail with all her purchases, all her geek squad orders and times for pickups. everything she purchased, cameras, lab tops. >> best buy kept promising to fix the problem but virginia's e-mails kept coming. rubin felt he knew the woman, her buying and taste in electronics. he had her member i.d. number. he thought in the wrong hands that could be misused. >> the implications that could happen if her information was to be leaked and they point the finger to
virginia and west virginia were the worst ranking 33rd and 44th respectively. >>> so these days getting a diploma isn't the only thing seniors have to worry about, college prep, dances, photos. how one family is dealing with the cost of just being a high school senior. >> reporter: single mom brenda brown is bracing for her daughter's senior year, not just the events, excitement and memorable moments but just what all that will cost. >> we just have to talk to her about what we can afford and try to give her a little bit of everything but you can't get everything. we have to pick and choose. >> you grow up really fast, you have to get a job. you have to do all this stuff just to be a senior. >> reporter: for seniors there is so much to choose from and save for. senior pictures, $350 package, graduation fees, the prom, homecoming, s.a.t. fees and prep courses and college application fees. >> homecoming and prom, that is hard to think about going to because you have to pay for them and they are very pricey. >> it came up to $1,700 and that doesn't include the car. >> reporter: and work. i
in the spotlight when it comes to immigration reform but a few leaders in virginia want the common commonwealth in on the law. >> reporter: the crash happened on august 1st. three nuns struck head-on. sister denise mozier died and two others were critically injured. it turns out the suspected drunk driver had two previous drunk driving convictions, was here illegally and facing deportation. we now know he was given a federal work permit, the document that allowed him to get a driver's license in the first place. prince william county police chief charlie dean wrote the department of homeland security saying, quote, i ask that this glaring gap in dhs policy be ended. the tragedy has reignited the fight over illegal immigration in the county after a crackdown that began three years ago. >> system is broken. >> reporter: chair cory stewart who is pushing for a statewide crack down said virginians can't count on the federal government. >> i don't expect dhs it do anything. they show no inclination to enforce the immigration laws, no inclination to deport criminal illegal aliens that pose a public s
and she has your forecast. d  >>> democrats in virginia hit the pavement today, trying to gain support for the fall election. they call it campus kickoff. former virginia governor tim kaine joined connelly in fairfax going door to door to spread the message. they said a lot is at stake and his party can get the job done. >> you can't turn around the worst recession in 80 years in 18 months. i wish you could. but we, god know it, have been trying and the only sides only answer is no. >> the candidates kickoff as part of the grassroots campaign to mobilize voters this year. >>> the west coast where thousands of christians gathered on the state of the capitol today in california. they gathered to protest for everything from pornography to gay marriage. karen lopez has more. >> our bodies, our spirits, our minds. >> reporter: these christians are on their knees with arms spread out in prayer. some in tears. all wanting change. >> have mercy, god. >> reporter: crowds of christians filled capital mall. part of lou engel's call to conscious prayer rally, asking god for a reviv
for a product he didn't buy. the purchase was made in michigan by a woman he didn't know by the name of virginia black. right away, reuben figured the worst. >> theft. identity theft. somebody took my card and somebody making purchases on my card in my name. >> reuben called best buy and the store assured him nobody used his account. the company promised to find out why he received someone else's e-mail and put a stop to it. however, that was only the beginning. >> i received e-mail after e-mail after e-mail after e-mail after e-mail with all her purchases, all her geek squad orders and times for pickups. everything she purchased, cameras, laptops, power supplies. >> best buy kept promising to fix the problem but the e-mails kept coming. reuben felt he new the woman. more troubling he had her best buy member i.d. number. in the wrong hands, he filled that could be misused. >> the implications that could happen if her information was to be leaked and they could point the finger towards me saying, you know, you gave this person's information out when i didn't. and my only concern was to get rid of
in virginia will be open today. a computer glitch almost two weeks ago stopped transactions for driver's license and id cards. they will help deal with some of the backlog of applications. head to nbcwashington.com to find hours and locations of the open offices. >>> the district will bridge in the unofficial end of sushl with the orchestra. it will hold its annual labor day concert on the west lawn. catch a dress rehearsal at 3:30. both events are open and free to the public. your weather forecast is many canning up next. stay with us. >>> chuck, it sounds like today's weather will be better than yesterday. >> it depends. if you wanted to fly a kite, yesterday would have been the better day to do it. outside right now, beautiful blue sky over washington. temperatures are generally speaking in the 50s and 60s now as you look like from our tower looking past the national cathedral. you can see the tip of the washington monument as well. 67 downtown. 62 in vienna, virginia. 63 in winchester, virginia. 55 in martinsburg, west virginia. delightful weather today. temperatures will climb int
of virginia. and susan page is the washington bureau chief for "usa today." it's not fabulous just because of you, larry, but it is one hell of a school. here are larry's numbers. they were out the other day. i want to start with your thoughts and your predictions. currently, 47 house seats go republican. a shift enough -- enough of a shift to get power to the republicans. eight our nine pickups of the senate seats they need to win of the ten won't make it yet. although i think he's offering up that possibility. a net game of eight governors going to the republican side. so a very, very big win for the republican party. but not a complete shutout yet, apparently. and the new "usa today" gallup poll finds republicans prefer republican candidates across the country by 49% to 43%, should be enough of a percentage, six-point difference, to give them control, as well. let me turn to larry sabato. to encapsulize your current position, what is it? >> it's what you said, chris, republicans taking over the house. not by an enormous margin but a decent margin. having a chance to take over the senate
jersey and virginia, from these elections we have already had, no such parallel has already taken place. we already know that the popularity of the new new deal simply is not there in practical and objective terms. even if the rosy scenarios that have karl rove chuckling and i do not come to be, everybody agrees that the democrats are going to lose a significant number of seats in the house and the senate. how significant? that is for the pathologists to predict. that fact, in and of itself, proves that the climate is very different than it needs to be to support the idea that we are entering a new new deal. the fact that these predictions so omnipresent out in the political and intellectual culture says something about why obama and the democrats have so fundamentally overreached. they thought it was true. they were working on an understanding of the political climate that actually did not track with reality. a very good explanation or one of the reasons why democrats so overreached came from j cause, someone who does political analysis. he pointed out that, in the 1960's, the committe
of virginia. >> out of fairfax, virginia. >> chris: here is what he says. >> raising taxes right now which is effectively what you do when you allow the tax cuts to expire i think does real damage to a fragile economic recovery. >> chris: here is democratic congressman jerry connelly. you'll campaign with him today. >> a good friend. >> chris: he says the democratic leadership in the white house and in congress, dead wrong. >> here is how i heard that quote. can -- letting all the tax cuts expire might be a problem. that is not what the democrats want to do. they don't want to just let everything expire. they want to let the bush design tax cuts expire and put new tax cuts in place that are targeted for the middle class -- >> chris: he was talking specifically about the tax cuts on the wealthy. >> but again, not just letting the tax cuts expire that the democrats and the white house is talking about. talking about doing additional tax cuts as we have already done for individuals and small businesses but just targeting them. you know the economic argument on this, tax cuts in the middle cl
-pub. >> the staff at this library in arlington, virginia say they have a foot in both worlds, old media and electronic. and libraries across the country are joining their ranks. an american association study found 83% offer books and audio content online. >> we can help members of the public if they come and say i want to start downloading, how do i do it? >> the libraries are still a place to sit quietly and read, but if it is an e-book, you no longer have to worry about late fees. >> high cholesterol is threatening thousands of children across the country. >> what doctors say should be done to catch the problem. >> plus it was like christmas in august. a story of how their community came together and remodeled the home of a ♪ [ female announcer ] yoplait's real fruit and the goodness of dairy... gives you a little slice of happy. and happiness comes in 25 delicious flavors. explore them all. yoplait. it is so good. the yoplait you can't get enough of. now ia four pack. >> mom and dad were right -- eating fruits and vegetables can help save your life. a new study out found a variety
one -- virginia and maryland. then you have democrats that face tougher calls. chett edwards faces a tough race. these are members represent conservative districts. this may not be the year for them to save their seats. host: what will be the game plan for the white house to save the majority in the house? guest: to be very cold-blooded in their a look and where they need to invest in these races. decide where their money can make a difference. host: will the president be campaigning for individual candidates? will he stay clear and fund- raiser for them instead? what will he do? guest: i think you'll see president obama heading up the new york checkbox pretty soon. he will head up the los angeles checkbox. -- checkbooks. many of the conservative democrats -- and democrats in conservative districts, do not want to have the present campaign for them. the individualize their races. the distance themselves from the national party. host: the first lady is going to spend some of her political capital and carefully stepped into the campaign season. where do you expect to see her? guest:
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